Redeem Robinson is the founder and Executive Director of Empowerment Social Action Group of Arizona an organization that is committed to getting African Americans engaged in their community and politically engaged in Arizona. Before founding ESAGA and relocating to the City of Phoenix, he was the founder and pastor of the All Nations Temple A.M.E Zion Church in Tucson, Arizona; making him one of the youngest pastors in the city of Tucson and in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church a historically black denomination of 1.2 million members worldwide . He has also served in many ministry positions in Baltimore, MD, Eastern North Carolina, Minneapolis, MN and the Seattle-Tacoma Washington area and has been active in community activism in these cities.
Redeem Robinson has a major passion for fighting for justice, equal rights, being the voice for the oppressed and standing up to those who wish to oppress others. He has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement in Tucson and Phoenix, worked on political campaigns for federal and statewide races, continues to fight for funding public schools and teacher raises in Arizona. Robinson currently serves as Vice President of the Maricopa County Young Democrats and Chair of the Voter Registration Committee for the Maricopa County Democratic Party and is currently running for state legislature in Legislative District 30 as a Democrat for 2018.
Redeem Robinson has three daughters, Rhiannon, Jada and Ayanah Robinson.
Arizona Alliance of Black
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
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